JUST IN: Buhari Swears in Six National INEC Commissioners
By Paul Michael, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sworn in six newly appointed national commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commissioners (INEC).
Buhari performed the swearing in ceremony shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.
The Commissioners that took the oat of office are Mallam Mohammed Haruna from Niger State: Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu from Delta; Ukaegbu Kenneth Nnamdi from Abia state; Major General A. B Alkali (Rtd) from Adamawa; Prof. Rhoda Gumus from Bayelsa state, and Mr. Sam Olemekun from Ondo state.
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Present to witness the event were the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu.
The Commissioners were cleared for appointment by the Senate on February 22, 2022.
Four of them are newly appointed while the other two are on reappointment.